Monthly Archives: November 2015

Metropolitan Museum: THE BAKU IS MYTHICAL CREATURE KNOWN TO DEVOUR DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES _…. ➔ ✔

獏木彫根付
Crouching Baku (Mythical Creature) ★

Artist: Sadatake (Japanese, active 18th century) → !
Period: Edo period (1615–1868) → !
Date: 18th century → !
Culture: Japan.
Medium: Wood.
Dimensions: H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); D. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) → !
Classification: Netsuke.

Met_Museum: Can you discern the praying-mantis hiding amongst the flowers and grasses?

草花螳螂牙彫根付
Flowers and Grasses with a Praying-Mantis

Artist: Attributed to Ryūsa (Japanese, active late 18th century) → !
Period: Edo period (1615–1868) → !
Date: late 18th century → !
Culture: Japan.
Medium: Ivory.
Dimensions: H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) → !
Classification: Netsuke.

Metropolitan Museum: THE ➔ EXAGGERATED FEATURES OF THIS LION CONTRIBUTE TO ITS ➔ DEVILISH ➔ CHARM. _!?

獅子牙彫根付
Chinese Lion (Shishi) ★

Period: Edo period (1615–1868) → !
Date: mid-18th century → !
Culture: Japan.
Medium: Ivory.
Dimensions: H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); L. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) → !
Classification: Netsuke.